Saturday, January 9, 2010

The calm following the holidays

The Christmas Break was nice. It was a bit too short, but it always is. I am sometimes torn about my feelings for the holidays. I love them so much: the meaning, the lights, the colors, the spirit, the baked goodies, the food; and then there are things I do not like about the holidays: they never seem relaxing, and it seems every minute is scheduled out with little time to actually stop and enjoy the season. Don't get me wrong I love the energy and seeing everyone but the "Winter Break" (as it is called at work) is not so much a break. I am usually pretty tired once all is said and done. It does not help that every Christmas break Chris and I decide to do some sort of major re-organizational project. We never plan that, it just seems to be a nice natural time for things like that to occur. But more on that another day.

This weekend though I feel as if I am getting back into the goove and have found more energy. The last few days at work I have been able to spend time in my office (shocker, I am almost never in my office, always out running from site to site) catching up on all the "paper" parts of my job. It feels good to finally have all the stacks that have covered my desk for the past two months gone.

Today we had a nice relaxing day. I went to lunch with some girlfriends and Chris and E had a boy day. When I got home, we took E to the park to ride his new tricycle and play. We ran an errand or two (Target where I was informed that it is going to be transformed into a Marketplace Target in the coming months!!). On the way home the sky was a beautiful magenta color. Absolutely amazing believe me this photo does God's beauty no justice. After that we came home and made a nice little dinner.
I am not sure why the last few days have felt more relaxed to me they just have and I am so thankful for that. How has your weekend been?


Alexis said...

what sweet pics of your little man riding his new trike! i love it. and that sunset! between silla's sunrise photo and that amazing one of the sunset you have, God must be painting quite the mural for you all out there.

Priscilla said...

i'm glad you are starting to feel more relaxed! i wish the holidays were not so hectic too!!